Legislators from the backcountry sent a message to their colleagues from the backcountry on Monday – if you do not want Amazon, we'll take it.
"It's obvious that the obstacles in New York City are going to be hard to beat With all the resources we have in the Syracuse Rochester Corridor, we would hope that Amazon will give us the chance to become the new headquarters, "said Senator Bob Antonacci (R-Syracuse) in a press release on Monday. 19659003] "We would be willing to work with them to boost economic and employment growth in our region."
Amazon's plan to open a headquarters in Long Island City, Queens, has been taxed at over $ 3 billion US dollars fired other city and state incentives in exchange for at least 25,000 jobs.
Representative William Barclay, representative of western New York, says: "We need private investment to create jobs and promote the economy as a whole. If the political forces in NYC continue to build hurdles for around 25,000 jobs, we would like to accommodate them in the Upstate. "
MP Gary Finch, representative of the Finger Lakes region, said it would never make sense to give Amazon's headquarters an incentive to become the wealthiest city in the world. But it makes a lot of sense for Amazon to take part in the Finger Lakes operations … "
Sen. Pam Helming (R-Canandaigua) said tax incentives would "not even be necessary" if Amazon were relocated to the state because of the region's favorable conditions.
GOP policemen in the state could not resist, claiming that the Democrats were against the economy. anti-growth.
Senator Michael Gianaris (D-Queens), the Deputy Majority Leader, who represents the neighborhood in which the new Amazon headquarters will be located, turns against the incentive package as unnecessary corporate welfare.